Peter Ho Davies won the prestigious John Llewellen Rhys prize in 1999 for THE UGLIEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD. It is offered to the most promising literary work of any kind published for the first time during the current year.
"Not quite The English Patient, but a credible dramatization of a quality too seldom encountered in contemporary fiction: nobility."
An unlikely World War II romance is the subject of this ambitious first novel from the Welsh-Malaysian author of the story collections The Ugliest House in the World
(1997) and Unequal Love
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"Still, overall, there's sufficient energy and originality here to suggest that Davies is a writer well worth watching."